Arizona Republicans Found Out Barack Obama Won Re-Election, and Things Got Very Awkward

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Attorney General Tom Horne followed, and the grumbling continued. He clearly didn't want to be in that spot, but talked about suing the Obama administration again before getting the hell out of there.

Then Congressman Trent Franks upped the awkwardness ante. Franks, who easily won re-election, tried twice to quiet the room down in that stern voice he'll use when he's acting serious about something, which is typically abortion. Nobody listened, and Franks said something about his voice not being very strong at the time before going on with his remarks.

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Congressman Trent Franks, awkwardly awaiting everyone to heed his request of silence. He eventually gave up.

The most attention Franks got was when his young son accidentally tripped and fell off the back of the stage (which was no more than two feet high), and Franks got some laughs by responding, "That's my boy." Standing about 10 feet from Franks, it was still difficult to hear him, as the groaning amongst the Republicans continued. We did get his closing line: "May God save America."

Not to be outdone on the awkward-meter, Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin hit the stage after Franks, and it was pretty clear that Tobin didn't even consider the possibility that Obama would be declared the victor before he gave his speech.

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Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin being awkward.

Tobin broke from his prepared remarks to tell everyone it's not over, because there's still Ohio (This was well after Fox News called Ohio, and the election, for Obama.)

Interestingly enough, Tobin was explaining this while Karl Rove was hogging the Fox News screen to his left, and the two of them really do resemble each other (sorry, if that's offensive to either of them).

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Andy Tobin (left) and Karl Rove.

We'd find out later that night how Tobin got the idea from that Obama didn't really win Ohio -- Rove. Awkward.

State Treasurer Doug Ducey came up next, as people were starting to accept Obama's win, as made his quick remarks about the defeat of Proposition 204 before getting out of there.

The last spike in awkwardness came from Matt Salmon, who easily won his congressional race.

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Matt Salmon being awkward.

"I'm so thankful we live in Arizona, where we actually elect the right people," he said, apparently some consolation for those in attendance.

The awkwardness left upon the arrival of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, which caused pretty much everyone to go apeshit.

And that is how the most awkward 30 minutes of Election Day went down.



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zamo_studios
zamo_studios

Three weeks later and those photos still make me laugh. Sweet, sweet memories.

spaghettidude1
spaghettidude1

Wait why did people go apeshit when Arpaio showed up? I'm going to assume the people in the room are supporters of Arpaio, so did they go apeshit in a good way, or a bad way?

richie35
richie35

havent seen this many disgusted old white people since they cancelled Matlock

richard.grayson
richard.grayson

Sometime in the next decade, God is going to deport Joe Arpaio.

tromulus
tromulus

it couldn't have happened at a better time.  The little county dictator can get a dose of what he's eventually going to get when people get sick of him making up his own law.  Voted out!

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/LaurieRoberts/173562

 

"Arizona: the money laundering state"  By LAURIE ROBERTSMon, Nov 05 2012 10:50 AM

 

"Trying to avoid an audit, American for Responsible Leadership this morning admitted that the $11 million it sunk into two California campaigns wasn’t really from the Arizona PAC.Instead it came through a "daisy chain" of political PACS – one of which is run by GOP operative and Koch brothers pal Sean Noble.And all created to hide the true source of the money."

 

"Sean Noble’s gotten rich off the practice of setting up this web of non-profits aimed at shielding the true source of the money. Kirk Adams and Bill Montgomery (among others) are turning their heads and allowing it to happen.  And as for the Legislature? "

 

Kcarnold
Kcarnold

I can't stop laughing. Republicans thought they could act this extreme, piss off everyone in the nation except old white guys and win the election? Yeah right! The look on the face of Republicans when their tiny white world crashed in on them? Priceless!!

lizbethagee33
lizbethagee33

Question for all the anti-immigrant folks: would 1 billion Americans be weaker than 300 million? What built this country? Is it not human beings working? When people come into this country and work they contribute to the development of all. This country was built by immigrants. Did those previous immigrants do more harm than good? Why is it assumed that these new immigrants will? Yes, most are not high skilled. But research shows that they do work hard and contribute far more than they take, despite the many claims otherwise. And their children certainly do become completely assimilated Americans.

Asia is rising because they are allowing more free enterprise. As they do, and their citizens become productive, they will surpass the US economically. Simply because of their greater numbers. Socialism is what has been holding them back. As they become more capitalist, their citizens will become more productive and prosperous, approaching the productivity and prosperity of Americans. But there will be 1 billion of them in both India and China. One billion productive people there will be stronger than 300 million productive people here.

Think of it another way. what is it that makes a nation prosper and develop? It’s people working and doing business with one another, right? People do business and make money and pay for products and services that create or sustain jobs. They also pay taxes, which allows government to build infrastructure. There are billions of people in the world. Some of them want to come here and do that work. If they were here they would work for an American business, which is good for America. They would pay rent or buy a house from Americans. They would buy food from Americans. Their children would grow up with a loyalty to America. Are we better off if they stay home and do all of these things there?

Because that’s all that our immigration system has done over the past few decades. It has told millions of people to stay home and contribute to other nations.

So once again, is 1 billion Americans weaker than 300 million Americans? I’m not suggesting we let 700 million people in. I’m only showing that we are stronger by greater numbers.

budsan
budsan

Brewer was bubbly?  "Do you mean drunk"? Anyways the GOP must realize that they must clean house and get rid of their hateful, and racist, politicians, Brewer, McCain and Arpaio. Or they'll never win again!

JoeArpaioFan
JoeArpaioFan

The important thing here is I get to suck Arpaio's dick for the next 4 years

Erze
Erze

 @mikefrombisbee It is so cute that you think that, from two sentences, I am everything you just described.  Talk about ignorant. 

 

jbrooks91
jbrooks91

Does anyone know the final vote tally on this race? The county recorder announced that 452k provisional and early votes have not yet been counted. Many were Newly registered Latinos, how convenient.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

Note to JAF: I typically don't use profanity in my posts. You may be the exception.

 

Finally. You can go home and honestly say that you are 'exceptional' to your Mom. She will understand. You may recall over the years when she has always said you are "very special"? Yes. I thought so.

 

Moving on... I've been very busy changing batteries in the golf carts lately. It seems an inordinate number of Q-Tip Republicans have returned to Sand Land. So many of them have a decal from a local county sheriff agency on the rear window of their cars. What's that about, I wonder?

 

Some of those who were bragging about the local election outcome this morning actually had several teeth. Interesting.

 

One gent said he was due for promotion in some posse. I asked him what he had to do to qualify. He flashed a $100 bill. I asked him if he had been to Hawaii recently on an "investigation". He said, "No, I don't have that kind of money".

 

The MCSO sheriff is mentally ill.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Brewer was ch 12 for about 5 minutes on the way to this event.  They must have one hell of a bar in her car..  That's all I'll say!

ibcingutoo
ibcingutoo

 

 

 

DAMN.  I wish I could have beent here to hear all that..  Would have laughed my azzzz offl.

 

 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

That had to be the funniest thing I have ever read: Obama scoring 4 more years as his near arch-rival, MontyPug (remember "put up or shut up?") was on stage delivering his 'remarks'.

 

What the hell is Horne gonna waste taxpayer money on? A frivolous lawsuit? Hope he joins Candy Andy and the Miscreants on the list of disbarred/suspended 'lawyers'.

 

Makes me glad I voted for the following:

 

>>Obama, President

>>Carmona, U.S. Senator

>>Penzone, Shurf

 

I fucking hate the Republicants in this state. Too many mentally sick, corrupt pieces of shit in elected office.

 

 

Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

Imagine that, Horne and Montgomery being ignored....that's how the voters feel when it comes to you all.

 

As for Arizonans electing the right people....that might be true if you are a corrupt bunch like all listed above.

 

It's so disappointing to see the final results of this election in Arizona.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Republicans should have the right to be upset over Obama's re-election because you Democrats are upset over Arpaio's re-election. So what's the stink?

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

Yeah I am sure GED 'Gin' Jans mood was bubbly.... lol

 

After all, there was an open bar there that they stocked knowing Jan would be there.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@Kcarnold

http://www.alternet.org/election-2012/after-humiliating-election-night-will-fox-news-stop-lying?akid=9662.212057.SrKwCf&rd=1&src=newsletter741068&t=5

 

"After a Humiliating Election Night, Will Fox News Stop Lying?Roger Ailes may finally realize that lying is bad for business -- and the GOP.November 7, 2012  |   

"On big news nights, when the sort of people who don’t watch Fox News every night are more likely to turn it on, the channel nearly always puts its best face forward. The real crazies aren’t invited. The idiots and most grotesque race-baiters and conspiracy theorists and worst hacks wait patiently until the next morning, when Fox & Friends resumes as scheduled with its usual audience of credulous and furious old white people.

 

So last night we got Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, Brit Hume and Chris Wallace hosting a roster of oddly reasonable pundits and analysts, from Juan Williams to Karl Rove and Joe Trippi."

 

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan You change his depends and lick his ass for him as well right?

 

Always knew you liked the cock, but I have to ask, how do you even find it under all that blubber?

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 @Erze Snarky, sanctimonious AND ignorant would best describe your comments. Try reading these posts in context and you might have a better understanding of what my comments were referring to.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @jbrooks91 It's called "get out the vote".  Its great to see Arizona come alive with citizens who understand their vote matters. Too bad Maricopa County runs and the state of Arizona make it difficult for citizens to vote. Time to end "state's rights" on voting and let the Federal goverment standardize and bring voting into the 21st century.

ibcingutoo
ibcingutoo

I'm totally with ya on all of that.

 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan the only thing that stinks is you..and you wreak of bullshit so bad they can smell you in China...

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Flyer9753 you are making an assumption that Jan got loaded at the free bar. you didnt think that one through did ya? her limo has a bar too. so she was lit before she walked in the door

scottsdalebubbe
scottsdalebubbe

@truthseekeraz@Kcarnold""After a Humiliating Election Night, Will Fox News Stop Lying?  [Will] Roger Ailes ...  finally realize that lying is bad for business -- and the GOP[?]"   

January 24, 2013:  Nope.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @Flyer9753  I have to wonder if JAF sucks off Dave Henderbulk and the Bald Bunion of Pinal County as well...

 

Given that Hendy weighs close to, if not over, 400 pounds, I have to wonder how JAF manages to find it under all that blubber...

 

And regarding the Bald Bunion, I wonder if JAF enjoys sucking him off as much as needed....

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy 

 

Very true but I am sure she took advantage of that open bar too :)

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @JoeArpaioFan Your ass is fucking putrid. I can smell your bullshit even when I'm on vacation in Boston, which is where I am now...

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy 

 

She has been doing it for so long she has an iron stomach in that respect by now.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Flyer9753 yeah but at what point do you graduate from "BUBBLY" to "hurlin chunks"? thats the thing she has yet to do at a conference after one of her (glug, glug) strategy meetings

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